Place: Little Vumbura is situated on a beautiful island in a private concession in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta. Surrounded as it is by water, and lying close to large rivers, it is accessible only by boat - the epitome of island living in the midst of the Delta. Water-based activities are a focus, with mekoro and boats plying the channels. Spectacularly diverse wildlife viewing and birding is consistently good all year round via game drives through the savannah areas, and guided nature walks around the islands.
Accommodation: Little Vumbura has six beautiful tented accommodations shaded by the canopy of an ancient forest. Each well-appointed tent has en-suite facilities, and a deck with amazing views over the waving grasses of the surrounding floodplains. A plunge pool and reading area overlook the floodplains, while a star deck is reached by a bridge leading off the dining area.
Purpose: The Vumbura Concession is leased from remote rural communities organised under the Okavango Community Trust. The result of this partnership includes socio-economic benefits, livelihood diversification, and benefits from training and skills development for the people of the villages – as well as more positive attitudes to tourism and conservation.
NOTE: Hot air ballooning excursion (weather permitting) is offered from mid-May 2021 to mid-September 2021, as well as mid-April 2022 to mid-September 2022.
Unique Selling Points
- Intimate, small “Swiss Family Robinson” traditional camp – with style
- Diverse area with a range of activities to match
- One of the best places to see sable and African wild dog in the Delta